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Carlton defeated Richmond by 44 points at Princes Park. Jim Baird kicked 10 goals.

Round 1, 1943

Carlton 2.5 17 6.6 42 11.11 77 17.13 115
Richmond 1.7 13 2.14 26 4.19 43 8.23 71
Venue: Princes Park Date: Saturday 8 May 1943
Result: Won by 44 pts Umpire: Crowd: 17,000
Goalkickers: J.Baird 10, J.Wrout 3, B.Chitty 1, L.Collins 1, J.Knight 1, C.McInnes 1.
Best: Baird, Brown, Gneil, Bennett, Savage, Knight, Atkinson, McLean, Howell
Reports: Injuries:











Game Review

A sobering reminder of the war raging at the time was the tribute paid to Jim Park who was killed in action in February in New Guinea. Spectators, players and officials all stood in silence while a lone bugler played the last post before the game began.

Forward Jim Baird would kick 10 goals in this big win over the Tigers. This was the first time in Carlton v Richmond encounters that a Blue would kick 10, a feat replicated by Robert Walls in Round 7, 1976.

On the back of this strong win Carlton would take first place on the ladder with a percentage of 162.

Team

B: 9 Bob Atkinson 12 George Gniel 6 Bob Chitty
HB: 18 Arthur Sanger 15 Vin Brown 1 Frank Anderson
C: 23 Keith Rae 14 Ken McLean 8 Fred Fitzgibbon
HF: 4 Lance Collins 28 Jack Wrout 11 Jim Knight
F: 13 Jack Howell 17 Jim Baird 31 Charlie McInnes
Ruck: 24 Ron Savage 3 Jack Bennett 16 Jim Mooring (acting capt.)
19th Man: 7 Tom Dillon
Coach: Percy Bentley


Milestones

150 Games (VFL): Jack Wrout
Debuts: Ken McLean and Tom Dillon


1943 | Round 2